Scientific and Medical Advisory Board

Linda Cripe, Pediatric Cardiologist,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

After completing a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology in 1993, Dr. Linda Cripe held faculty appointments at Children’s Hospital in Denver, CO, at the University of Wisconsin and at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Cripe joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in February 2012. Her interests are the diagnosis and management of children with congenital heart disease and treatment of the cardiomyopathy associated with neuromuscular disease.

Degrees: M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine: fellow in pediatric cardiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Children’s Hospital Boston.

Elizabeth McNally, Ward Professor and Director,
Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University

Dr. Elizabeth McNally, a cardiologist, directs the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University. Previously, she directed the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic at the University of Chicago, a comprehensive program that focuses on diagnosing and treating patients with inherited forms of heart disease. McNally’s laboratory research has led to a better understanding of the genes that play a role in the development of cardiomyopathy and muscular dystrophy, a neuromuscular disease.

Degrees: M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (internal medicine). Fellowships: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (cardiology), Children’s Hospital Boston (genetics).

Steven Goldman, Professor of Medicine,
Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona

Dr. Steven Goldman is a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona’s Sarver Heart Center. He has published extensively on heart function and is an internationally recognized expert in the field.

Degrees: B.A., Cornell University; M.D., University of Cincinnati.

Daniel Kelly, Scientific Director and Professor,
Burnham Institute, Orlando, FL

Dr. Daniel Kelly focuses on unraveling the molecular links between altered myocardial metabolism and heart failure and the latter’s morbidity and mortality. Dr. Kelly’s research investigates gene regulatory mechanisms and cellular signaling events involved in the control of mitochondrial function.

Degrees: B.S., University of Illinois; M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine. Residency: Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Fellowships: Washington University Medical Service, John Cochran VA  Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Joseph Metzger, Inventor, Chair of Advisory Board,
Chair of Integrative Biology and Physiology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Prior to his University of Minnesota appointment, Joseph Metzger was professor and associate chair of molecular and integrative physiology and director of the Center for Integrative Genomics at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He held a joint faculty appointment in internal medicine and was a University of Michigan faculty member in the Cell and Molecular Biology program, the Center for Organogenesis, the Cardiovascular Research Center, the Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease Center, and the Diabetes Center. In addition, Metzger was a senior research scientist in the Institute of Gerontology.

Degrees: M.S. biology and exercise physiology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; Ph.D. biology/physiology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; postdoctoral studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.


Hani N. Sabbah, Professor of Medicine,
Henry Ford Health Center, Detroit, MI

Hani Sabbah is tenured professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and tenured professor of medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, as well as the director of cardiovascular research at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. This is a multidisciplinary laboratory focused on understanding the pathophysiology of heart failure and on the development and testing of novel therapeutic modalities for its treatment. Laboratories directed by Sabbah include traditional biochemistry, molecular biology, cell electrophysiology, pathology and immunohistochemistry as well as organ and whole body physiology.

Degrees: B.S. aerospace engineering University of Oklahoma, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences and Medical Physics Oakland University.